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Re: Ahern website updates
Posted by: Dennis Ahern (ID *****6169) Date: November 02, 2009 at 10:21:50
In Reply to: Ahern website updates by Dennis Ahern of 387

Today is November 1st, the Feast of All Saints, as it was called when the
Christian church co-opted the Celtic festival of Samhain. On our website
we commemorate many Aherns who would not be considered saints, but all are
worth remembering. In pursuit of that goal we have now brought the Ahern
obituary collection past the 3,800 mark. The earliest new obituary is for
Michael Ahern, husband of Teresa, in Liscard, Lancashire, England,
5 May 1897. The most recent is for John J. "Jack" O'Hearn of Maple Grove,
Wisconsin, 6 October 2009. The bulk of the recent additions are from the
Irish Examiner and the Cork Evening Echo of the past two years.

One interesting Ahearn I've been researching is Roy Ahearn, who started
flying airplanes at the age of 17 and before he was 25 held the world
record for carrying passengers aloft in his bi-winged aeroplane. See
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aherns/ahroy.htm I've put together
on his career in barnstorming days of aviation.

Other Aherns in the News recently added are as follows.

- 19-year-old William J. Ahern of Whitman, Massachusetts, charged with
breaking into a cottage in Truro, 4 January 1962
- Patrick Ahern hit a co-worker on the head with an iron bar in Jersey
City, N. J., from which it is believed the man subsequently succumbed,
7 June 1880; coroner's inquest finds that the man died from heat
prostration and not from the assault, 11 June 1880; Patrick sentenced to
two years hard labor for the original assault, 2 April 1881
- John Ahern of Brooklyn accused Lena Silva of stealing his watch,
25 August 1879
- New York City primary school teacher Sarah Ahern, has her watch stolen
by a 9-year-old pupil, 4 March 1879
- Lawrence T. Ahern, son of Patrick Ahern of Clarkston, Michigan, engaged
to Jill Ann Ochsner of St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, 8 October 1980;
married 29 April 1981
- Frank Joseph Ahern of New Orleans, Louisiana running as candidate for
Presidency of the United States, 2 March 1980 and 27 March 1980 [he
didn't win]
- Michael Ahern approved, if his parents consent, for enlistment as a
musician in the Cork City Artillery, 18 May 1871
- John Ahern and Michael John Ahern challenged on the electoral rolls for
Mallow, County Cork, 21 September 1871
- John Ahern of Queenstown, Co. Cork, plead guilty to stealing goods from
his employer and pawning them, 3 October 1871
- Thomas Ahern, of New York City, visited his family in Middletown, NY,
19 April 1926
- $10,000 found in home of deceased recluse John Ahearn of Dubuque, Iowa,
19 April 1926
- Randall Ahearn of Chicago visited relatives in Detroit, 5 May 1926
- an intoxicated John Ahern, 55, asphyxiated after turning on the gas and
falling asleep without lighting it in San Francisco, 14 December 1902
- daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. William J. Ohern of Decatur, Illinois,
6 October 1892
- James Ahearn presented accounts in estate of John Ahearn, deceased,
Denton, Maryland, 15 October 1892
- Miss America runner-up Jean Ahern of Illinois says "women shouldn't be
judged on their bodies", 2 July 1975
- private Patrick Ohearn of the 24th Massachusetts regiment admitted to
hospital in Port Royal, South Carolina, 3 October 1863
- 21-year-old aviator, Roy Ahearn, arrested for flying too low over the
crowd at the Chicago-Northwestern football game, 22 October 1925; plead
ignorance of the law and was discharged, 26 October 1925; hangs from his
toes over Des Plaines, Illinois, 19 June 1925; planning to enter contest
to be first to fly the Pacific from San Francisco to Honolulu, 10 June
1927; witnesses fatal crash near Chicago, 25 July 1927; brings flying
circus to Dellwood, Wisconsin, 29, 30 June 1927; 1 July 1927; to Athens,
Ohio, 24 April 1928; establishes improvised airport on farm in
Williamstown, Massachusetts, 20 October 1928; performing stunts in
Burlington, North Carolina, 2 & 5 April 1929; takes couple up to be
married in the air over Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, 4 September 1927
and Bristol, Connecticut, 22 April 1929; training pilots at
Williamstown, Mass., 27 May 1929; taking up passengers at Lancaster,
Mass., 15 July 1929; visiting Williamstown, 25 September 1929; taking
passengers to various places, 12, 15, and 26 October 1928; pilots plane
for stunt parachutist at Pineville, Kentucky, 10 March 1930; pilots
plane from which record-making parachute jump is made, 27 March 1930;
conducted aerial search for missing child in Kane, Pennsylvania, 3 July
1930; takes couple up to be married in the air over Warren,
Pennsylvania, 15 July 1930; killed in crash after wings separate from
plane he is testing for an air show at Teterboro Airport in Hasbrouck
Heights, New Jersey, 17 July 1930; his widow, Pollyanna, allegedly has
his ashes scattered in the air, 23 July 1930; Bureau of Aeronautics
shuts down airfield from which Roy Ahearn operated Red Wing Flying
Service at Kane, Pennsylvania, 24 July 1930; Popular Science explains
cause of fatal crash, December 1930; flaming stunt mishap recalled in
magazine article, 28 March 1977


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